Haiti’s national street hockey team defeated the Cayman Islands 4:2 yesterday (June 28) to win the finals of the B-pool of the Street Hockey World Championship in Zug, Switzerland. The road to the cup also included victories over Armenia and France — a win that was particularly sweet for the Haitian squad.
Jozy Altidore got a foolish red car for cussing out referee in the international friendly match Switzerland vs USA. Altidore was going back and forth throughout the whole game with the referee when the final straw was him cursing out the referee.
Altidore later issued a public apology for the red card. “I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates,” Altidore said in a statement released by U.S. Soccer. “Emotion get the best of me and I put our team in a tough position. That’s not the type of role model I want to be.”
The U.S., which was leading 1-0 at the time, surrendered the equalizing goal 12 minutes later and finished with a 1-1 draw.
China laboured out a 2-2 draw with Haiti in an international soccer friendly at the Helong Stadium on Friday night. The hosts fell behind twice in the game, but finally equalised thanks to substitute midfielder Yu Dabao’s 82nd-minute strike.
Jeff Louis put Haiti ahead in the 34th minute with an easy goal into the empty net after stealing the ball from goalkeeper Wang Dalei inside the penalty area. Haiti had another great chance before the end of the game, but Louis wasted a clear one-on-one chance when his shot was parried by substitute keeper Yan Junling.
Watch the Haiti vs China video highlights below.
Two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto defeated Josesito Lopez by knockout, 1:30 into the sixth round. Berto gave an impressive performance against hometown hero Josesito Lopez in the debut of Spike TV’s coverage of the Premier Boxing Champions series, which took plate at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
The United States women’s national team (USWNT) defeats Haiti 6-0 on Monday at RFK Stadium to win Group A and a place in the CONCACAF Championship semifinals. The US’ opponent in the semifinals will be determined on Tuesday, as they’ll play the winner of Jamaica vs. Mexico, facing the victor at PPL Park in Philadelphia on Friday.
Haiti needed a two-goal victory to advance but got eliminated with the result.
Kennya Cordner scored in the first half and 10-woman Trinidad and Tobago defeated Haiti 1-0 on Friday for its first win in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at Toyota Park.
The victory created a three-way tie for first place in Group A between the Caribbean rivals and the United States.
Each of the trio has three points, but the Americans can take sole possession of the top spot with a draw or a win against Guatemala later in the evening.
More to follow…